- Sep 2, 2004
Seems less prone to failure to me. If any unintentional stress gets put on the power connector, it's getting put on a plastic adapter instead of a connector soldered to the PCB.
As someone who's fixed a lot of laptop power connectors, the ones hard soldered to the motherboard are a lot more prone to breaking, and a lot more of a pain in the ass to replace, versus the ones on a cable. I understand we're talking different use cases, one is plugged and unplugged a lot and exposed to a lot of abuse, the other in generally plugged in and left alone... but the logic carries none the less that Gigabytes solution is probably less prone to failure, and a lot easier to repair if that connector does somehow fail.
I guess that's true, though I have not heard of many PCI-E power connectors failing on GPUs.